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Old 05-19-2014, 05:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The NSA will provide a recording of that call so they can enter it as a guilty plea.

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Old 05-19-2014, 05:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Technically in Virginia a Pruis is illegal as coasting in neutral was made illegal 80 years ago.

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Old 05-19-2014, 06:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hearing "DHS" makes this Pennsyltuckian sad.

We had a great, honest, down-to-earth governor named Tom Ridge. He bicycled around the state during his campaign! As governor, he created bike routes across the state, complete with road signs. He was a Republican, but far, far more than that he was a practical, pragmatic man. Vietnam vet. A citizen who wanted to serve his country some more.

Shrub conned him into heading up the DHS after 9/11. Poor, honest, forthright Mr. Ridge fell into the cesspool and never came out. My state lost a true jewel of a man as governor, and I daresay the nation lost one of the few remaining human being politicians.

Tom Ridge for president. Where are you, Tom. You have one vote, unequivocally.
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Now if you know you are guilty, suggesting or admitting to a lesser offense can make both jobs easier of the cop and you.

For example lets say you were going over the speed limit. Cop pulls you over and asks do you know why I pulled you over? Yes sir, failure to signal.

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Old 05-19-2014, 09:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Technically in Virginia a Pruis is illegal as coasting in neutral was made illegal 80 years ago.

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Not quite...at least one motor is in gear (so to speak) at all times, even when gliding. Even though the electric motor only has one gear...it is still "in" gear.

" 46.2-811
Coasting prohibited.

The driver of any motor vehicle traveling on a downgrade on any highway shall not coast with the gears of the vehicle in neutral."
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...to which his response is: "...yes, and THAT too..." (wink,wink)!
Do I have any legal recourse if the officer winks at me?
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Hm... no coasting in neutral. I suppose they mean for people to "save the environment" by having people wear their clutch bearings out, right? There is probably some genius out there that has made a lever to keep his clutch in so he doesn't have to coast in neutral...

Also, I suppose that means that it's illegal to use a wheelbarrow or a wagon, as they "coast".
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Also, I suppose that means that it's illegal to use a wheelbarrow or a wagon, as they "coast".
I do not recommend coasting downhill in a wheelbarrow or wagon.

When I was a kid, a friend pushed me into a wall while I rode in a grocery cart. I recommend against riding in those, too.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:33 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Honest, forthright jewels who can't control themselves managing one department should never be put in charge of the whole store.

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Now if you know you are guilty, suggesting or admitting to a lesser offense can make both jobs easier of the cop and you.
I agreed to a ticket for 70 once. We both knew that wasn't my actual speed but he was happy to nail me for speeding without a huge fight, I was happy that it was only for 70 (and only for speeding) and we were both happy to move on with our lives. It was a win-win.

If my engine is off do I still fall under Virginia's definition of coasting, or will they ticket me for being parked in the right lane at 60 mph?
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I'm always honest with police or others in official positions. When they decide to cross "the line" I have had great success in face to face direct communication with the judge. A trooper stopped me I95 south of Dc for 80 in a 65 zone. When he walked up to the window (it was dark) he told me he had clocked me at 80. I said "that sounds about right, did you see the idiot that passed me on the right and then pulled over two car lengths in front of me. He said "yes". I told him I was just trying to get away from anyone who drove so stupidly. He gave me a warning instead of a ticket, but shadowed me for 45 miles before passing me and waving on the beltway around east Richmond.

Had a cop tell me if I am sitting at an intersection and see someone getting ready to plow into my arse, the law requires me to sit there and get hit, a potentially deadly situation.

No law requires me to accept a situation where I could be injured or killed.

I would have no problem convincing the judge of that fact.

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